RateBeer
overall
92
53
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serraís first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Gift from a good friend of mine at Bellmore Beer. The aroma is caramel, earthy hops. The appearaqnce is red, clear, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, pine, earth. The finish is rsiny, earthy hops. Medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Not an exceptional IIPA, and not unique, but well crafted. A straight up the middle serviceable IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. bronze, golden pour, sweet malts seem to dominate a bit here in terms of aroma. Sweet rich malts with almost prominent piney resiny hops in the background. Solid flavor, peanut skins, rich malts, with a good dose of sticky hops, fuller mouthfeel. Good but a bit more hops in there to offset the rich maltiness

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle - Solid but no surprises here. Aroma is floral hops, cheese, wet hay. A pleasant enveloping mouthfeel gives way to a a nice malt sweetness balanced by bitterness and a peppery tingle that lingers. Resiny, and citrus are present through out. Good lacing on a glass out of the bottle. pours a clear amber orange.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A very nice rendition of a DIPA. Nice looking amber color. Mild hops. Piney with light malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2616) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Cloudy golden orange color with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and hops with a thick body. Flavor grapefruit, lemon, pine, and a sharp bitter hop ending. Excellent lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-orange body with a tall, off-white head depositing scattershot lace blots on the descent.

Smell: Pale malts with some sweet-scented sugar-encrusted hints to it beneath the resinous hops scented of orange and a bit of lemon.

Taste: Sweetish, sugary elements from the cookie-hinting, pale maltiness. Flutter of apricot fruitiness, then a hearty dose of citrus followed by a bit of resinous pine. Moderate bitterness. Dry, bitter, citrus-accented finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Itís decent enough, but doesnít really embody a truly magical, memorable experience. I mean, I did drink it, sure, but hold a bottle in front of me a year from now and Iíll probably say "who??"

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
tasting on 8/20/11. orange pour with a slim white head. big orange / grapefruit hop nose with lemons. medium body with a big round bitterness with layers of orange and pineapple. semi-dry finish with a sticky bitterness and sweet malts. solid IIPA, heavy on the hop side with just enough malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (372) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
At new Mission brewhouse in downtown SD. Deep amber. Stays balanced mainly because itís big on everything! Actually not too syrupy or overbitter, avoiding two of the common pitfalls of this style. Has the same strong earthy-dirt finish as the regular IPA. Dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
The beer arrives with a half-finger thick, quite pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark copper / amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, full copper hue when held up to the light. The nose has a pungent, clean, bright tropical fruitiness to it that reminds me of lychee, juicy fruit gum, perfectly ripe tangelo zest and very floral apricot as well as just a bright sort of tropical fruitiness (kumquat perhaps). After my nose gets used to the dominant hop character I am able to notice a supporting malt character that contributes subtle aromas of whole grain crackers and perhaps a hint of biscuit. Also a touch of pine and more herbal hop notes are noticeable just underneath the fruit hop notes.

This has a touch of fullness to the body as well as a malt character that also provides a supporting role for the dominant hop flavors; overall though it is quite drinkable like anything called an IPA should be. Again a huge tropical fruit character is found here in the flavor with lots of lychee and ripe kumquat zest coming through in the first sip. There is a firm, slightly herbaceous bitterness that lingers in the finish. The bitterness is actually noticeable from the beginning and adds a bit of a bite throughout, there is also a light herbaceous astringency to the hop character (it isnít nearly so prevelant as the smooth hop fruitiness) that also contributes some sharpness and bit to help counterbalance the ϋber-fruit quality that defines this beer. The fruitiness can almost have a Christmas like spiciness to it at times (likely more orange zest than anything, but I canít help but think of cinnamon for some reason).

This is a nice Double IPA, it is quite clean (meaning it doesnít really have a rough, dank herbal quality to it), which, for me can be quite enjoyable and even ideal, depending on what I am in the mood for.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Golden Amber with a tall creamy froth. Aromas of sweet caramel and pine resin. Full nectar with creamy residual effers. A fat malty sweet backbone dominates the spiny hop shards. This brew is rich and warming yet a bit simple and to the point.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 27 28 29  30  31 32 33 » 41


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50